The power of creativity is not to be underestimated. Creative thinking and imagination are crucial for childhood development. Creativity is a fantastic method of self-expression. Through engaging in creative activities, such as arts and crafts and music, children are able to express themselves, whether it be expressing their feelings/emotions or showing us their likes and dislikes. Creativity goes hand-in-hand with imagination; the more creative your kids are, the more their imagination can blossom. Engaging in creative activities and creative play helps children develop the confidence to share their ideas. Moreover, creative play is perfect for experimentation; children will learn that it is okay to try new things that may or may not work out. This is an important skill; being able to cope when ideas do not work out. Creativity in play can be achieved in a number of ways. For example, pretend play allows children to create imaginary worlds whereas arts and crafts activities allow children to experiment with different forms of art as well as being an outlet for their ideas and emotions. Creative activities, such as painting and drawing, are perfect for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Hours of fun with a tonne of benefits for your little ones.